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Cars

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the number of London households which are expected to buy a new car in the next 10 years, broken down by socio-economic group. (169817)

The Department’s National Car Ownership Model produces forecasts of household car ownership. This does not provide a breakdown by traditional socio-economic grouping.

The model does not forecast the purchasing of new cars by households explicitly, but does provide changes in car stock and households by the number of cars owned.

The expected change in the number of households in Greater London by car ownership and total car stock from 2007-17 is as follows:

Number

Percentage

0 car households

49,136

+4

1 car households

214,807

+15

2 car households

71,668

+14

3+ car households

32,607

+26

Total households

368,218

+12

Total cars

462,485

+16